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Pocketbook made from Burke's skin

Pocketbook reputedly made from the skin of William Burke following his execution and the public dissection performed by Professor Alexander Monro tertius. The interior of the pocketbook holds a pencil and on the back cover the date of execution of 28 January 1829 is inscribed.

Pocketbook made from Burke's skin
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